This species is known only from the region of the type locality, about 30km north-west of Cuenca, in the province of Azuay, Ecuador, at 3,580m asl. The area where it occurs is poorly explored, and it is likely that it will be found to occur more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a species found in páramo dominated by bunch grass, where individuals have been located beneath stones by day. It is presumed to breed by direct development, but the egg deposition site is not known.
It is common at its type locality.
There is no recent information on threats at its only known locality.
Its geographic range overlaps with Parque Nacional Cajas.
John Lynch, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron 2004. Pristimantis philipi. In: IUCN 2014